ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — With its historic 50th anniversary celebrations just days away, Walt Disney World recently honored the cast members who began their Disney careers at the very beginning of it all — in 1971.
“Their contributions over the past 50 years mark a true dedication to creating magic for our guests and inspiring their fellow cast members who have had the honor of working alongside them,” Disney said in a blog post.
Disney’s “Class of 1971″ cast members came together last week ahead of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, which begins Friday.
Each cast member received a special keepsake o their new 50th anniversary “EARidescent” nametag and service pin that marks 50 years of continued service at Walt Disney World.
The cast members were also gifted exclusive embroidered Mickey Mouse ears from the new Walt Disney World 50th anniversary Vault Collection.
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